Our next recruitment weekend is almost here. We’re calling on your help to recruit new Catholic gentlemen as members to our fraternal organization. We will have tables set up after each mass on the weekend of October 26th & 27th outside both vestibules of the church. We will need four volunteers after each mass--two outside each vestibule. Please sign up below to help. Make sure to wear your 9206 polo shirt and badge. Thank you for your support!
For those not working the tables I ask that you wear you K of C Shirts while attending mass to show support for our recruiting efforts.
GK Mike Harkleroad
Knights of Columbus Council 9206
October 2019 Newsletter
Next Officer Meeting:
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. October falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time.
Thursday, Oct 24th
Starting: 6:30 PM
St. Joan Parish Office Conference Rom
The Holy Father's Intentions
Next Council Meeting:
A Missionary “Spring” in the Church: That the breath of the Holy Spirit engenders a new missionary “spring” in the church.
Tuesday, Nov 5th
St. Joan Multipurpose Room
October 2019 News:
GK Harkleroad presented a $1,000 check to Mike Ditaranto of the Boys & Girls Club of Contra Costa County. Mr. Ditaranto thanked council members and praised the philanthropic activities of the Knights of Columbus.
GK Harkleroad also presented a check for $5,500 to Fr. Ray plus a brand-new gas BBQ for use at parish events. Fr. Ray thanked council members for our consistent and frequent support of the parish through our various activities and fundraisers.
This month's Knight of the Month award goes to Vic David. Vic has been a very active member of our council over the years. He is most known for his support of the pro-life cause by organizing our council's presence at the March for Life and 40 Days for Life. He is a member of the Golf Tournament committee which raises tens of thousands of dollars every year for charity.
This month's Family of the Month Award belongs to Julio Ayalo and his wife Emily Ayalo. They have both been very active members of the council and the parish. Their contributions are too numerous to count. Thank you so much and congratulations!
Upcoming Events (Click the links for more Info)
Membership Recruitment Drive (http://kofc9206.org/event-3591801)
NorCal Special Olympics Flag Football
St. Vincent De Paul is having a “Bundle Weekend” August 10/11. They will be outside the church to collect clothes, household items, shoes and linens and other items. See attached flyer for details.
This is a great opportunity to clear out your closets for those in need!
If you wish to bring items ahead of time you can bring them to our Aug 6 meeting for storage until the weekend when they will be given to SVdP.
On a warm (92 degrees) and beautiful day, we held the 14th renewal of our Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Thank you to all who helped make this another successful event. A tremendous amount of work goes on behind the scenes to host this type of event.
We had 94 golfers in the field this year. We served 110 lunches and 150 dinners. We had three beer holes and eight ice chests spread out throughout the course. We also served two huge vats of strawberry and chocolate ice cream. We had 12 great raffle prizes, two live auction items and a special Fund-A-Need fundraiser ("Fund a (K)night At the Free Medical Clinic).
Most importantly, we combined the three core tenets of the Knights, "Charity, Unity and Fraternity". The sense of community at the dinner was palpable to all.
We will recap the event and pro forma financial results in our August 6 Council meeting. We will also recognize the individuals who helped make this successful.
The 15th renewal of our Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020. Mark it on your calendar.
Michael Fernandez, PGK
St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus hosts 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Proceeds to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, St. Mary’s Center of Oakland and Boys and Girls Clubs of Contra Costa.
San Ramon, California – July 23, 2019 -
San Ramon, Calif., July 22, 2019 - The St. Joan of Arc Council of the Knights of Columbus held its14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, July 22 at the Crow Canyon Country Club. It was a picture-perfect day for golf. With a field of 100 golfers, each with varying degrees of skill, a great time was had by all. This year’s beneficiaries included St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, St. Mary’s Center of Oakland and Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa. Throughout the past 13 years the Council’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $300,000 and has directly impacted the lives of many individuals.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization devoted to works of charity. They raise funds through various community events and donate the net proceeds to worthy causes. On a more local level, the St. Joan of Arc Council of the Knights of Columbus has been actively involved in San Ramon Valley communities since 1986.
For additional information contact: Grand Knight Mike Harkleroad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus
District Deputy #43
Newsletter Input for August 2019
Hello Brothers. I am happy to report that our district is off to a great start in this Columbian year. All required reports were submitted on time. All necessary training for officers and directors was completed. All councils had great first business meetings (often a challenge for new GKs). We formed new degree teams. We recruited five new Knights. We got a great, new Field Agent who lives in our district. And every council successfully completed at least one significant event. These things are a testament to the strong leadership and solid preparations in each council. Well done to all!
I’d like to draw your attention now to the crisis facing our Church. The scandals have hurt us immeasurably. Our clergy is struggling with a deep loss of credibility that will probably exist for generations. Meanwhile, Catholics are leaving the Church in droves. Most kids decide to leave by the time they are 13 years of age. We, the laity, must step up to the challenge of stopping this outflow and restoring public confidence in the Catholic Faith. The very existence of our Church depends upon our efforts at this critical time.
If you are looking for a cause to support with your whole heart and soul, I suggest that you need not look any further. Wrap your head around this crisis and dedicate your sincere efforts to showing your parish, your community, and our country what it really means to be Catholic. Refuse to be tarred by the brush of scandal. Rather, get out there and live your faith through actions of service to God, His Church, and His people. In time, others will take notice and once again view our Church with the dignity and respect it deserves. But know this will be a long haul that extends through the rest of our natural lives and beyond.
There is no Catholic organization better prepared to help our Church in these dark days than the Knights of Columbus. Our Faith in Action Programs structure is ideally positioned to do exactly what is needed. Every one of you should embrace these programs and evangelize your faith through them. If you set the example of active Catholicity and show Christ’s love in what you are doing, it will rub off on others and entice them to do the same. Then it will be a simple matter to invite your friends, families, coworkers, neighbors, and strangers to join your efforts. Strong membership growth is a perfect indicator that you are encouraging men to live their faith in serving our Church.
I ask you all to accept the dire nature of this crisis, embrace the need to evangelize our faith through action, show the world what it means to be Catholic, and invite all Catholic men and their families to do the same.
Tom McCaffrey, CFA
The Golf Tournament is finally upon us! Here are the raffle prizes for the 14th Annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament! Raffle tickets are available at the tournament or online.
This episode of Catholic Answers is extremely insightful for those of us that are struggling with Catholic moral teachings. Trent Horn does a fantastic job of presenting the church's view on issues in a very well thought out manner. Enjoy!